News in Brief – 5/6/09

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pink bridge to get new paint job

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A pink bridge that caused a stir in Huntington in 2006 is getting a makeover.

The American Medical Association’s student chapter at Marshall University plans to paint the bridge white this weekend.

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A Barboursville man painted the bridge pink in 2006 to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Former Mayor David Felinton allowed the bridge to be painted pink. Residents living near the bridge complained and City Council urged the mayor to reverse his decision, but the bridge remained pink.

Current Mayor Kim Wolfe’s office said city workers will power-wash the bridge before it’s painted.

The students also plan to hold a cookout Sunday near the bridge and distribute pamphlets about breast cancer awareness.

Final Teen Tuesday set for May 12

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Run for the Roses may be over this year, but there’s still some Derby fun to be had for teens at Boyd County Public Library later this month.

A Derby party will close out the Library’s Teen Tuesdays program this year on May 12.

The fun-filled evening is open to any teen who attends a local high school. The program will start at 6 p.m., in the Reading Garden outside the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

There will be games, including a scavenger hunt, a cookout and, of course, Derby Pie.

The event is part of the library’s monthly Teen Tuesdays program, held on the second Tuesday during the school year. Teen Tuesdays will resume in September.

The Teen Library Council plans all Teen Tuesdays events and also helps select materials for the Library’s young adult collection. TLC meets year-round, at 4:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday.

To sign up, or for more information, contact Misti Tidman at or 606-329-0518, ext. 1310.

Chesapeake Goodwill to hold open house

CHESAPEAKE — The Goodwill Industries Store in Chesapeake will have an open house starting at 11 a.m. Friday.

The event is part of the national celebration of Goodwill Industries Week that began on Sunday. There will be desserts offered throughout the day with prizes given out at 3 p.m.

Goodwill is a non-profit organization that provides training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and other disadvantages to become self-sufficient.

The eastern end store is located at 404-Third Ave., Chesapeake.

Ironton in Bloom selling flowers

IRONTON — Ironton in Bloom will be selling the same plants that residents will see in the hanging baskets, pole planters, and large planters this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Second and Vernon streets (Farmer’s Market location).

Ironton will come alive with flowers this weekend as the baskets and pole planters will be hung and the large planters replanted with summer flowers. This allows residents to have these same flowers hanging on your porch or patio.

Day of Prayer set for this Thursday

IRONTON — The annual National Day of Prayer observance, sponsored by the Ironton Area Ministerial Association, will be noon Thursday on the Fourth Street side of the Lawrence County Courthouse lawn.

It will be followed by a youth rally at 5 p.m., again, on the courthouse lawn. While the noon observance has been practiced for several years, the youth rally is a new idea.

“I was at the minister’s meeting in April when they were talking about the noon rally and I reminded them that youth cannot attend it because they’d be in school then, which is how the second rally got it’s start,” First Methodist Youth Minister Jason Sharp said in an e-mail to The Tribune.

In case of rain both events will be at First United Methodist Church, Fifth and Center streets.

Rue 21 to open at Ashland Town Center

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Town Center officials announced today Rue 21 will open at the Ashland Town Center. The new 5,000 square foot store is set to open during July 2009. It will be located between the food court and JCPenney.

“This will be a great new addition to the center and we are excited to begin working with them and their associates,” says Merri Hurn, General Manager for the Ashland Town Center.

Rue 21 is based out of Warrendale, Pa. and they are currently in 41 states.

They offer both girls and guys clothing. In Girl’s they carry sizes 0 to13 in bottoms and small to extra large in tops.

In guys, they carry sizes 28 to 38 in bottoms and small to double extra large in tops.

For more information about Rue 21, please visit or call the Mall Office at 606-324-1100.